I know my round-ups of the previous week’s links to The Children’s Bookshelf is always such a hodgepodge collection. But that’s because I am drawn to so many different types of ideas myself. I also try to mix it up so I can introduce you to different bloggers each week. This week be sure to check out some of the Easter book and activity ideas if you celebrate that holiday. There were even more linked up last week so pop on back so you don’t miss anything.
The most clicked link last week was Growing Bookworms‘ post on Making Connections between Books and Everyday Life. She had some terrific tips in that post. I also especially emjoyed Sunlit Pages’ thoughtful review of this year’s Newbery winner, The One and Only Ivan. Sunlit Pages was on my list of Great Kids’ Book Blogs, so I recommend following her blog regularly!
- Susan of The Book Chook is an educator and she know what she’s talking about when she declares, Reading: It’s Not Just Books. She shares ideas for bringing storytelling into children’s lives as a way to enhance literacy.
- Play Trains documents how books can inspire free play without any parental prompting. Take a peek at how The Caboose Who Got Loose influenced her son’s playtime.
- My Little Bookcase shared a few great posts last week, including a great list of Easter Books (one of my childhood favorites, The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, made it onto the list!) and 7 great apps for reading with children.
- My sons would love the Truck Party book and extension activities shared by JDaniel4’s Mom.
- Last year I posted a list of our favorite dragon picture and chapter books, but Honey Bee Books‘ list of 8 Dragon Picture Books included some that were new to us!
- The new books shelf at the library is my favorite place, so Imagination Soup‘s round-up of a few new picture books of the season was right up my alley.
- Buying a book for a newborn? Make your first stop this list of Mother-Daughter Book Reviews’ favorite books for kids 2 and under.
- The Educator’s Spin On It shows you how to make a darling Easter egg wreath as an extension activity for Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg.
Which of these posts did you enjoy and learn from? Be sure to leave a comment on their blog, letting them know!